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Vehicular assault charges in Tennessee require aggressive help

While any kind of accident may lead to serious consequences, an accident that results in criminal charges can necessitate experienced and dedicated legal help. If an accident in Tennessee results in charges of vehicular assault and involves alcohol, jail time may be a distinct possibility.  Nevertheless, just because a serious accident does involve alcohol does not automatically mean the individual involved should face vehicular assault charges.

Any case involving alcohol can get complicated. Simply because alcohol is considered to have been a factor does not mean that alcohol caused the injuries, death or damages. To pursue vehicular assault or vehicular homicide charges because of alcohol involvement, it must be proven that the use of alcohol was the cause of the accident and, therefore, the direct cause of injuries or death.

Tennessee woman arrested for driving under the influence

Being pulled over for a traffic offense can open the door to bigger legal problems if police believe there may be other issues aside from the reason they initially stopped the driver. In fact, being pulled over for speeding can lead to charges of driving under the influence if police suspect a driver is impaired. In Tennessee, a woman was apparently driving over the speed limit, and a DUI arrest was the end result.

The incident happened on a Sunday along a local roadway in the Lynwood Park area of Franklin. The police reportedly clocked the woman's vehicle and contend that she was going 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. The police also report that the woman, a 57-year-old, did not pull over when they first attempted to get her to stop.

Man arrested for drunk driving charges in Tennessee

Whenever there is an accident, the police may respond to investigate what occurred and may sometimes be surprised by what they find. When the accident happens on police grounds or involves a structure related to the police station, the police will likely conduct an investigation. That could result in an arrest if criminal behavior is suspected. Recently in Nashville, Tennessee, a man was arrested after hitting a gate at a police station. He now faces drunk driving charges as result.

The incident occurred at a gate to the metro police station in Nashville. The man's vehicle hit the gate. He explained that he was under the impression that he was entering the ramp that led to the interstate. According to reports, the distance between the entrance to the highway and the road that led to the gate is roughly 100 feet.

Tennessee woman faces charges including vehicular assault

The sounds of an accident drew the attention of residents in a Tennessee neighborhood. They prompted a call to authorities for assistance. As a result, a woman is now facing charges of a second DUI offense and also vehicular assault.

According to authorities, a 28-year-old woman was driving a car when she crashed into a parked car. Her car then struck another vehicle on the other side of the road. This awoke a 44-year-old woman who came outside of her residence and confronted the driver. As she did so, the driver ran into the woman with the car, knocking her to the ground. She suffered injuries that required medical attention.

Tennessee woman arrested for driving under the influence

When a car collides with a structure, police may seek to investigate whether the driver was operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A Tennessee woman recently found herself under such suspicion. She now faces charges that include driving under the influence and child endangerment. The latter charge relates to her having a toddler in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The car struck a central heating unit outside a home shortly after 3 a.m. The gas line to the home was split as a result of the collision, and the gas was shut off by fire fighters that responded to the scene after a witness notified emergency services.  The 24-year-old woman's vehicle remained immobile in the yard after the crash.

Tennessee county official contends with DUI charges

Whenever a person is arrested and the charges are made public, simply being charged may impact a person's career, reputation and finances, regardless of whether one is ever convicted. Recently in Tennessee, a county official was arrested. He now faces DUI charges after a traffic stop.

The 59-year-old Roane County Commissioner was behind the wheel of a pickup truck on one of the county's highways. A law enforcement officer pulled the man over for a possible seat belt violation. Once he made contact with the commissioner, it was noted that there was the smell of alcohol. The man told the officer that he had consumed one beer before getting into the vehicle to drive.

Field sobriety tests in Tennessee can be flawed for many reasons

When a person is pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, that individual may be asked a variety of questions and asked to perform a number of tasks. Being asked to perform field sobriety tests can be an daunting experience. Knowing that the results of this standardized test can end in an arrest may make the test itself even more intimidating. In Tennessee, motorists may benefit from understanding how the results can be skewed and what may affect the outcome of field sobriety tests conducted along the roadway.

A person's size may impact results. It is noted that being 50 pounds overweight may affect the results. What you wear can also play a role in how a field sobriety test unfolds. Wearing high heels may simply make the tasks more difficult.

Tennessee policeman faces drunk driving charges

When police respond to a car accident, they often find it necessary to conduct further investigations if they believe alcohol was involved in the car accident. Police recently responded to a car accident and found one of their own, another police officer, was involved. That Tennessee police officer now faces drunk driving charges.

The accident occurred on a Tuesday night in early February. One car was believed to have been heading east when it veered into oncoming traffic. As it did so, it hit an oncoming vehicle. Both cars then flipped, but, luckily, no one was seriously injured.

Tennessee car accident leads to vehicular assault charge

Whenever there is a car accident of any kind and police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident, there may be charges filed in addition to a drunk driving charge. A recent accident in Tennessee led to drunk driving charges against a female driver. It has also led to additional charges, including vehicular assault, due to the fact that a firefighter was injured at the scene of the accident.

The incident unfolded as a firefighter was assisting at the scene of a crash. The firefighter was reportedly in a safe location on the roadside and helping to protect the crews attending to the accident from oncoming traffic. This was when a car came along and hit the man.

Man faces DUI charges in Nashville

When people think about drunk driving incidents, they may conjure up images of police pulling over a vehicle or responding to the scene of an accident that has just occurred. However, someone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that isn't moving may still be subject to DUI charges in Nashville, depending upon the underlying circumstances. This was the case recently in Tennessee as police say a man was arrested and charged with DUI after being found passed out behind the wheel.

This incident apparently unfolded after a security guard got the attention of the police to notify them that a vehicle was driven through some grass. The police say they found the driver asleep when they opened the door. Allegedly, the engine was still running, and he had his foot on the brake.